The graffiti game genre just never took off, even as a niche interest. Classics like Jet Grind Radio popularized the concept but games specifically focused on graffiti, like Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, have been largely lost to time. Originally released in 2006 on PS2, Xbox and PC, this game was probably a victim of the generational switch to the new consoles. Now it's back on Steam, and for now it's half off at $7.49, courtesy of Devolver Digital. The game itself is a weird mix of fighting, parkour platforming and a surprisingly deep urban tagging mechanic. It's still remembered fondly by a strong cult following, although considering graffiti's controversial status, I'm not surprised we haven't seen any sequels for Kinect.
Devolver Digital Releases Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure On Steam
Now Half Off, Still Hella Cool Austin, Texas ? December 13, 2013 -- Before Banksy was selling art in Central Park for 10 bucks a pop, graffiti artist and pop culture icon (and nice dude) Marc Ecko released Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure in 2006 to much fanfare on Xbox, PS2 and PC. With a mind-blowing soundtrack that won Best Video Game Soundtrack from the MTV Video Music awards, fans can nab this bad boy for just $7.49 (half off the regular $14.99 price tag) as Devolver Digital, purveyors of fine indie content, have propped it up on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/260190.
Play as Trane, a "toy" graffiti artist with the street smarts, athletic prowess and vision to become an "All City King" - the most reputable of all graffiti artists. Along your quest, uncover the mayor's deep, dark secret and use your fighting talents and high-wire graffiti to expose the city's leader as a corrupt tyrant.
As you struggle to save a neighborhood from an oppressive government, one question stands out: What if graffiti could change the world? Risk your life battling city authorities and rival graffiti gangs - mere obstacles in your attempt to get your tag up. And in this city, not just any tag will do. You have to "Get IN, Get UP and Get OUT".
"As we plan the next evolution of our beloved franchise, we are excited to re-release the original Getting Up to a new audience via Steam in partnership with Devolver Digital,? said Marc Ecko.?Devolver Digital has released every cutting edge game I have played in the last year, and I could not think of a better partner.?
For more information about Devolver Digital, please visit www.devolverdigital.com.
For more information about Marc Ecko, please hit up www.marcecko.com